(CBS) — A south suburban man whose hobby is chasing storms was in Moore, Okla., on Monday when a massive tornado devastated the town, killing at least 24 people.
WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports Danny Neal, of Evergreen Park, learned the Great Plains were ripe for tornadoes last week, and hit the road Friday night. He followed a storm system south from Kansas on Saturday, and by Monday he was heading into Moore, about a mile away when the tornado hit.
“When we saw how big it was, and listened to the roar, it was probably one of the most horrifying things I’ve ever heard, because I knew exactly where it was heading,” he said. “As it passed us, and we lost sight of it, because the rain wrapped around it, it was like the most sickening, deafening roar you could ever imagine going into the city, and we just knew something bad was happening.”